Aims and Objectives of Pan-African Diabetic Foot Study Group

The aim of the Pan-African Diabetic Foot Study Group is to promote an advancement of knowledge on all aspects of diabetic foot care through active co- operation and collaboration between diabetologists, podiatrists, specialist nurses, orthopaedic and vascular surgeons and all other specialists with an interest in caring for diabetic patients with foot problems. The main aim will be to bring together researchers working in this field through exchanges of experiences in research and clinical practice during regular meetings. In addition, the PADFSG may also work actively for the promotion of African collaborative studies and also act as a reference group for other groups in matters relating to foot problems, amputations, etc.

In addition to the founding group, membership in the PADFSG is open to all members of who submit, and have accepted, abstracts that are presented during the biannual meeting of the group. Members must attend one meeting every three years or will automatically lose their membership. The Group shall normally meet on bi-annual basis for a scientific and business meeting. However, in those years when there is an international diabetic foot conference in Noordwijkerhout, Holland the Diabetic Foot Study Group will not normally meet. The meetings will be announced in the journals and on the Study Group website. All abstracts selected for oral or poster presentation will be published in a booklet available at the time of the meeting. In addition to the regular meeting the PADFSG may organize seminars, workshops and other meetings, possibly in conjunction with other working groups. In this regard the PADFSG. The annual meeting of the PADFSG will, if at all possible, be arranged so that clashes with the other two study groups just mentioned do not occur.

Financial support for the regular meetings and other activities will be sought from pharmaceutical companies but if financial difficulties arise, the organisers may charge a registration fee from the participants for bi-annual meetings. Financial support will be used for accommodation and meals during the annual meeting and some travel expenses may be given as travel grants for selected members who have abstracts accepted and need financial support.

Contact PADFSG

  • Tanzanian Contact of PADFSG:
    P. O. Box 21361
    Dar es Salaam
    Mobile: +255 754 693376
    Land line: +255 22 2183936

Executive Board Members

  • Dr. Zulfiqarali G. Abbas

    Physician (Tanzanian) Consultant Physician.
    Endocrinologist and Diabetologist.
    Abbas Medical Centre.
    Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Science.
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
    Chairman of Pan-African Diabetic Foot Study Group.
    Executive Board Member of International Diabetes Federation / Diabetic Foot Consultative section .

  • prof. Mamdouh El Nahas

    (Vice Chairman)
    Professor and head of Endocrinology and Diabetes unit, Mansoura University, Egypt
    Vice Chairman of Pan-African Diabetic Foot Study Group
    Chairman of Egyptian Society of Diabetic Foot

  • Prof. Hanan Gawish

    Prof. of Diabetes and Endocrinology unit.
    Mansoura University, Egypt.
    Secretary of Pan African Diabetic Foot Study Group.
    Scientific Secretary of Egyptian Society of Diabetic Foot (ESDF).

  • Andrew Clarke

    Wound Management Specialist, South Africa
    Treasurer of Pan-African Diabetic Foot Study Group-south africa

  • Prof. Felicia Anumah

    (Board Member-South Africa )
    Consultant Physician
    Dean Faculty of Clinical Science
    Chairlady of Mark Anumah Medical Mission
    Representative of D-Foot International

  • Dr. Lynne Tudhope

    (Board Member-south africa)
    Surgeon (S. Africa)
    Consultant Vascular Surgeon, South Africa.
    Board member, Pan-African Diabetic Foot Study Group
    President of Diabetic Foot Society of South Africa.


    (Board Member-East Africa)
    Surgeon (Tanzania)
    Consultant Diabetic Foot Surgeon
    Al-Hamra Hospital and Mnazi Moja Hospital Zanzibar, Tanzania
    Board Member of Pan-African Diabetic foot study group